On the trip back home, she drove, while I kept pulling out recipe after recipe... "Ohh, that sounds good! Listen to this one..."
I went through almost every recipe by the time we pulled in the driveway.
Since last year, I have tried a few of the old recipes, such as this one, which I've re-typed, mostly unaltered. You can click on the picture of the original card below, for a larger view.
Molasses Sugar Cookies
3/4 c. shortening 2 c. sifted flour
1 c. sugar 1/2 tsp. cloves
1/4 c. Brer Rabbit Molasses 1/2 tsp. ginger
1 egg 1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt
Melt shortening over low heat, remove from heat; allow to cool. Then add sugar, molasses, and egg. Beat well. Sift together flour, soda, spices, and salt; add to first mixture. Mix well and chill. Form in small balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Bake on greased cookie sheet in moderate oven (375) 8 to 10 min.
They did forget one thing, so I'll just add it for them...